Peter Kafka

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Hey, Big Spender!

I got seduced into Newsweek.

– IAC’s Barry Diller, explaining his ill-fated decision to buy the magazine he has stopped printing, at the D: All Things Digital conference. Unexplained: The seducer’s identity.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work